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Carson Inpatient Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers

Carson, California, is a city of roughly 93,000 people, just north of Long Beach.1 As one of the many smaller cities scattered through Los Angeles County, Carson has easy access to Los Angeles, beautiful beaches, and great opportunities, but the area also struggles with opioid abuse, and increasingly, fentanyl is becoming a huge problem in the area.

Since 2012, a new wave of illicit fentanyl has led to a spike in opioid overdose deaths around the United States.2 This powerful opioid was originally designed for prescription use in people with severe, chronic pain who had developed a tolerance to other opioid drugs. However, clandestine labs in other countries have begun to manufacture this synthetic opioid on the cheap and ship it to the US. It is cheaper than heroin, cocaine, and even methamphetamine, so the drug is being added to these other drugs without the knowledge of the person struggling with addiction.3 This has caused thousands of people to overdose. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that, in part because of an increase in illicit fentanyl, 115 people die from opioid overdoses in the U.S. every day.4

Los Angeles County did not have a problem with fentanyl for a few years, but now the drug is entering Southern California as an unknown additive in cocaine and meth. Any kind of drug abuse is dangerous, but with fentanyl appearing in many other illegal drugs, getting treatment to prevent overdose and death is necessary. Call us today to get started on the path to that treatment.

[1] Carson, CA.
[2] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (2018). CDC Newsroom: U.S. Drug Overdose Deaths Continue to Rise; Increase Fueled by Synthetic Opioids.
[3] (2018). Fentanyl Starting to Show Up in Cocaine and Meth.
[4] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Understanding the Epidemic.

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Treatment Centers within 120 miles of Carson, CA

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    Dr. Patrice M. Muchowski
    Dr. Patrice M. Muchowski
    VP of Clinical Services
    AdCare Rhode Island
    Dr. Patrice M. Muchowski, vice president of clinical services since 1988, is also an associate in the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Department of Psychiatry and a clinical instructor in Harvard University’s Department of Psychology. Dr. Muchowski holds a doctor of science degree and a master’s of science degree from Boston University, in addition to the following professional certifications: National Certified Addiction Counselor (NAADAC), Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (CADAC), Master Addictions Counselor (MAC), and Proficiency in the Treatment of Alcohol and other Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders (APA).
    Lisa Cordasco, LCADC,LCSW,CCTP
    Lisa Cordasco, LCADC,LCSW,CCTP
    Primary Therapist/ Trauma Specialist
    Enlightened Solutions
    Lisa Cordasco is a group and individual therapist at Enlightened Solutions. Lisa has worked with individuals with mental health and addiction issues for the past five years at both the inpatient and outpatient levels of care. Lisa utilizes a variety of therapeutic approaches in her work with clients and pulls from multiple skill sets including motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and acceptance based behavioral therapies, such as DBT and ACT, as well as psychodrama and experiential therapies. She is a licensed social worker, who recently completed all requirements toward licensed clinical social worker and is awaiting board approval. Lisa received her Master’s degree in social work from Fordham University in New York, NY. Lisa graduated summa cum laude after studying clinical social work, with a specialization in addictions and a strong focus in trauma informed care. She has recently completed her education and clinical hours toward requirements for her LCADC in New Jersey. This past year, Lisa earned her certification as a clinical trauma professional with the international association for trauma professionals. Lisa is also a person in long term recovery herself and finds it deeply rewarding to help others find their path to personal healing and growth.
    Jenna Liston
    Jenna Liston
    Licensed Mental Health Counselor
    Blue Hills Recovery
    Jenna is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has experience working in the mental health and substance abuse field in various treatment settings including inpatient and outpatient facilities and a correctional institution. Jenna has performed as a recovery support specialist, behavioral/mental health clinician, and clinical supervisor within these settings. Jenna completed her undergrad at Fitchburg State University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Human Services and from there went on to Cambridge College where she received her Master of Education in Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in trauma. Jenna specializes in evidence-based approaches, motivational interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and relapse prevention. Jenna has extensive training in conducting assessments, developing treatment plans, and providing a safe therapeutic environment. As a therapist, Jenna’s goal working with individuals struggling with addiction and mental health challenges is to make a positive impact in their life by establishing and maintaining positive rapport and trust. In her free time Jenna enjoys spending time with friends and loved ones, playing with her two dogs, going hiking and snowboarding.
    Treatment Facts

    California ranks 10th in treatment centers servicing/accepting no payment accepted per 100,000 residents. Arkansas is ranked one spot worse at spot 11. Wyoming is just 1 spot better, ranked 9 out of the United States.

    When adjusted for population, California ranks 20th in treatment centers servicing/accepting persons with HIV or AIDS. Montana is ranked one spot worse at spot 21. Oklahoma is just 1 spot better, ranked 19 out of the United States.

    For IHS/638 contract care funds clients, California ranks 20th in population-adjusted treatment centers. The US National Average is ranked slightly worse, ranked 21. Kansas is just 1 spot better, ranked 19 out of the United States.

    California is 25th among U.S. states in treatment centers servicing or accepting LGBTQ. One spot worse is New York, ranked 26 in the U.S. One spot better is North Dakota, ranked 24 in the U.S.

    California ranks 26th in treatment centers servicing/accepting community reinforcement plus vouchers per 100,000 residents. Delaware is ranked slightly worse, ranked 27. Wisconsin is just 1 spot better, ranked 25 out of the United States.

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    Select Carson Addiction Detox and Treatment Centers With a thriving community and easy access to top-notch medical centers, Carson, California can treat the individual needs of those addicted to drugs or alcohol as well as the additional emotional or mental health issues that are often at play.Advice on Entering a Rehabilitation Facility

    Addiction and rehabilitation programs come with a wide variety of options available to patients, including:

    • Inpatient drug and alcohol detox
    • Outpatient recovery program counseling to assist with future issues
    • Mental health counseling
    • Drug therapy to assist with withdrawal symptoms
    • Family counseling to assist in building the proper support system for long-term sobriety

    Selecting the right treatment can be challenging. According to Narcotics Anonymous, the following questions should be considered when seeking the right intensity of treatment program:

    • Am I functioning in my life, or has my addiction taken over?
    • Is my addiction affecting my job performance?
    • Have I attempted to withdraw on my own, but was unsuccessful?
    • Have I been through addiction treatment in the past?
    • Is there more than one addiction involved?

    Treatment options vary widely in scope and practice and by answering these questions, you can narrow down your needs to choose the best program for your addiction.

    How Can I Pay for Treatment?

    Selecting the best addiction treatment center in Carson can be a difficult enough process, and paying for treatment can sometimes seem out of reach.

    Treatment expenses can be covered by:

    • Private insurance. If you have employee-sponsored insurance, you likely have some coverage for addiction and mental health services.
    • Sliding scale fees. Some treatment centers offer sliding scale fees for uninsured patients within a specific income level.
    • Government insurance. Check with your local Medicaid, Medi-Cal and Medicare offices to see if you qualify for medical insurance through these programs.
    • Government addiction programs. Some programs are instituted by the government, and offer free or significantly reduced costs for addiction treatment.
    • University studies. Local universities, such as UCLA or Cal State Dominguez Hills, may offer addiction and counseling services at a reduced cost, for educational purposes.
    Locating Rehab Clinics in Carson

    The process of selecting a Carson drug treatment center should be undertaken carefully. A qualified specialist at our toll-free number is available to discuss your many options for treatment in California.

    They are waiting to assist you in making this difficult and important decision.